FAK’UGESI CONFERENCE: Floating Reverie – a networked curation experiment

The Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Conference 
is an event of the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival which took place in December 2014 at Wits University. The conference was organised by Tegan Bristow with support of a grant from the Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Wits Faulty of Humanities Research Office. The conference acted as a Planetary Collegium meeting as well as a conference at which for the first time the topic of African Digital Art practice was addressed from a convergent theoretical perspective by academics and artists from the continent. Tegan Bristow proposed a thematic title “Post African Futures” in an opening paper titled: From Afro-Futurism to Post African Futures.


A selection of papers from the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Conference is now available as a Special Issue of the Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research.  Volume 12, Issues 2 & 3.

See the full list of papers and presenters of the Fak’ugesi Conference website. The paper I presented addressed the role of an online residency as a curatorial platform for both artists and curators from a South African perspective.

Floating Reverie – networked curation 



This article addresses the development of an online residency platform Floating Reverie, for artists who work in and around digital media. The particular focus of this article is on the methodology used by the curator of the residencies and the artists as a form of networked curation within a South African creative digital art context.